Sunday, April 29, 2012

Church History: Podcast 01 - "The Value of Studying Church History" by Susan Easton Black


This podcast is the first in a series of recordings of Dr. Susan Easton Black lecturing on the life of founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Joseph Smith.
Dr. Susan Easton Black is a professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University where she has taught since 1978.  She is a past Eliza R. Snow Fellow, Associate Dean of General Education and Honors, and Director of Church History in the BYU Religious Studies Center. She is the recipient of numerous academic awards including the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award in 2000, the highest award given a professor on the BYU Provo campus. Dr. Black has authored, edited, and compiled more than 100 books and 250 articles.
Dr. Black Specializes in research on Joseph Smith and the early Latter-day Saints, and in particular on the Missouri and Nauvoo periods. Dr. Black is the widow of Harvey B. Black, the mother of eight children and currently serves as a ward Young Women’s president.
For indexing and informational purposes I will detail the contents, topics, stories, and question discussed in the associated podcasts.  In this first instalment of Dr. Black podcasts many contents, topics, stories, and question are discussed which include: 

How do you pierce the veil?
o   The Story of Heber C. Kimball and a new pair of shoes
o   The Story of James E. Talmage’s Marriage
o   The Story of Willard Richards' Marriage
Patriarchal and Patriarchal Blessings
o   The Mantle of the Priesthood
o   The story of Heber C. Kimball's selection of 
a patriarch without a hand
o   The Purpose of Patriarchal Blessings
o   Tribes of Israel
§  The tribe of Ephraim, their responsibilities and traits
·  Joseph Smith as a pure Ephriamite and establisher of stakes and temples
§  The tribe of Manasseh, their responsibilities
o   The format of patriarchal blessings
o   Gifts of the spirit
The difference between “knowing”, “doing”, and “being”
o   Spencer W. Kimball’s change of Naomi Randall’s song “I am a Child of God”
o   “I AM” as Jehovah and our opportunities to say “I am” and its meaning
How do you pierce the veil?

These podcasts will be posted every Sunday and will deal with church history chronologically focusing initially on the life of the Mormon founder and Prophet Joseph Smith.
Click here to listen to the podcast or click on the banner at the top of the post. Below is a list of the published podcasts so far. Click on the name to take you to the corresponding post. Enjoy!
Eldred G. Smith (Emeritus Presiding Patriarch)  with Thomas S. Monson (President of the LDS church) on the occation of Smith's 105th birthday

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